Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Bill introduced in Colorado to rescue Safe Routes to School

House Bill 14-1301 will direct $3 million to keep the statewide child health and safety program alive following the end of dedicated federal funding.

The program has proven to improve safety for children around schools and to increase their daily exercise through biking and walking to school.

A broad coalition of groups is endorsing this bill along with Bicycle Colorado: LiveWell Colorado, Colorado Health Foundation, American Heart Association, Children’s Hospital Colorado.

via Mitsch Bush introduces Colorado Safe Routes to School Act | Bicycle Colorado.



What kids do to bike accident stats

Especially in suburban areas. Here’s Mesa, AZ 2005.

http://www.cityofmesa.org/transportation/pdf/bike_analysis.pdf

via The Industrialized Cyclist Research Page


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Heatherwood Elementary

This school in Boulder apparently has some very cool teachers and parents.

…In just three years, Heatherwood Elementary’s walkers and bicyclists jumped from 12 percent to more than 43 percent of the school.

And, to recognize the importance of including all students in their program, Heatherwood’s SRTS coordinators made a special effort to the school’s autistic children in the district-wide Bike to School Day.

via US DOT official propaganda arm: Colorado’s Heatherwood Elementary and Wisconsin’s Omro Middle School earn 2011 Safe Routes to School Award – Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.



House transportation bill eliminates Safe Routes to School funding

Kaiser’s Scott Gee in SF Gate, playing the health angle:

U.S. House wrongly eliminated Safe Routes funding.




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